The Ultra8201 Birthday Celebration | June 10th at The Parish with L.A.X, Love at 20 and Politics
L.A.X began in 2005 with Andrew Collins and Erin Jantzen as an electro duo with a fresh sound and invigorating live performance. In 2007, they self-released "The L EP", an eclectic hybrid of electronic dance tracks that quickly established the group in the heart of the Austin, TX party scene. By early 2009, the duo had grown three-fold, adding Yadira Brown (Vocals), Jon Oswald (Drums), Rory Allen Phillips (Guitar), Chris D'Annunzio (Bass), and occasionally joined by Santiago Vela (percussion). These additions have expanded the group's musical range and elevated their status as a must-see live act. Collins thrives on cultural fusions apparent from the hip hop elements of "Don’t Push" to the reggaeton anthem, "Sacuda las Caderas". Jantzen and Brown, lead vocals, lure and dazzle the listener with unprecedented lyrics and melodies. Their breakthrough performances at 2009's ACL Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest and SXSW 2010 have been followed up with a solid string of shows in Austin and other cities around Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. L.A.X has worked their way up in the ranks of the Austin music scene and is a prime contender for opening and after party slots for the heavy hitting electronic acts that filter through Austin’s large venues. Thus far, L.A.X has opened for Kraak and Smaak, The Juan McLean, and Glass Candy and had the headlining slot for C3‘s Cut Copy after show at Stubbs. In May, the group released their highly anticipated sophomore effort, "The A EP", celebrating with shows in Austin, Houston and Dallas, TX. The Parish hosted the Austin event on May 20th, “The A EP Remixes” is available for digital purchase. [Source]
After first forming in 2006 the band played Austin with some of the local music scenes best and brightest. They went on to tour the west coast and performed with high profile acts like Dawes and Glass Candy. After a brief hiatus and some line up changes the band came back strong last year with performances at The Ghost Room, The Parish and Mohawk during FFF Fest. Politics will enter the studio this summer and plan for a Fall EP release.